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A device for igniting a fuel mixture.
A charge, as of black powder, to facilitate ignition of a propelling or bursting charge.
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A device used to begin and/or maintain combustion of the fuel-air mixture. On most engines, the igniters are switched off after the combustion becomes self-sustaining after starting the engine.
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